Flash fiction is a work of fiction of 1,000 words or less and must incorporate plot, characters and language. In this class we will discuss how to write a flash fiction from scratch or work on a piece of flash already written as Hillary Leftwich guides you through each paragraph. Every word in flash fiction matters. In this class we will learn how to jump the reader immediately into the action of the first paragraph, make every word count, develop the meat of the story and finally, nail the perfect ending.
Hillary Leftwich is a native of Colorado and currently resides in Denver with her son. She earned her BA in English/Professional Writing from CU Denver, her MA in creative writing from Regis University and is currently an MFA student in fiction/poetry at the Mile High MFA program at Regis University where she mentors under Kathy Fish. She is co-host for At the Inkwell reading series in Denver and organizes/hosts other reading events around Denver including most recently a fundraiser/reading for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. She was one of the featured readers at the 100 Thousand Poets for Change in Denver, the Fbomb reading series, and others. Her writing has been nominated four times for a Pushcart Prize as well as Best Small Fictions of 2016 and appears or is forthcoming in such journals as Creative Coping Mechanism (CCM) “A Shadow Map” Anthology, Hobart, Matter Press, WhiskeyPaper, NANO Fiction, Monkeybicycle, Dogzplot, (b)OINK, Heavy Feather Review, decomP MagazinE, Hobo Camp Review, The Airgonaut, Gone Lawn, Smokelong Quarterly’s “Why Flash Fiction?” Series, The Missouri Review’s “Working Writers” series, The Review Review and others. She has a collection of poetry forthcoming from Mutiny Info Press early this year.